Star Trek 4 Shelved Indefinitely, Director Sets Sights on Game of Thrones
Initially reported by Deadline, it appears that the fourth movie in the Kelvin Timeline of Star Trek may not be seeing the light of day. Alas, it appears that the next outing of Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk has been shelved, and in return we get a Game of Thrones prequel.
Let me explain.
Last year, it was announced that S.J. Clarkson (Marvel’s Jessica Jones) would be occupying the director’s chair for this fourth installment of the Star Trek series. However, as Deadline reports, Clarkson was picked up by HBO after being cut loose from the Star Trek production to direct some of the the Game of Thrones spinoff.
No official reason was given for the shelving, but reports from last August did mention contract negotiation difficulties with both Chris Hemsworth (reprising his role from the first film of the series as the late father of James Kirk) and Chris Pine so the film was no stranger to bumps in the road.
Arguments litter the internet over whether or not these films deserve to share a name with one of the progenitors of on-screen science-fiction, but there was no doubt that they were fun blockbusters to look forward to every few years. Whether or not you feel these movies are true to the Trek universe, they were undoubtedly successful financially and Paramount may regret this later.
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